A rider and her horse were struck by a car near Ocean Shores yesterday. A 31-year-old Ocean Shores man told the Washington State Patrol that the sun was in his eyes and he didn’t see them. His 2002 Subaru Station Wagon was Southbound on State Route 115 when it struck the horse and ejected the rider, a 48-year-old Ocean Shores woman, near Damon Road. It was reported at 7:30 PM on Tuesday evening.
The rider was transported to Community Hospital in Aberdeen with undisclosed injuries. The horse was transported to Brady Veterinarian Animal Hospital.
The driver of the Subaru was not injured. The report said that drugs or alcohol were not thought to be involved. The cause and any charges stemming from the accident remain under investigation.